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Monday, September 7, 2009

Work, Work, Work



JEAN SAID:

This is Monday and I'm joining other bloggers and readers, Lord, in praying that You WILL move and change the heart of President Obama to revere and save human life instead of destroying it. I pray for all those who work closely with him, too. I pray You will turn their hearts and consciences to hold human life sacred and to change the direction that our government--and our culture--seems to be going.

But this isn't any old Monday, Lord. This is Labor Day in America. A day we've set aside to "pay tribute to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker."

Interesting words. "pay tribute to the creator of the nations strength, freedom, and leadership." I know it's meant to honor the average American worker, the bread winners, the people in the everyday trenches and in the seats of power who labor to provide for our families, for our common good, and others who are in need.

But those same words can describe You, Lord. You brought our forebears to this land filled with promise. You created us with intellect and imagination, will and drive. You blessed the works of our hands and heads and hearts. You protected us and provided us with abundance such that most Americans alive today have no recollection of real want--want like people in Third World countries experience day after day.

Thank You, Creator God. Thank You, Creator of our strength, our freedom, and our leadership through the generations.

As we reflect on the strength of the American worker may we all recognize that the source of our strength is You.

GOD SAID:

Work is honorable. Work is fulfilling. Work gives humans purpose for living. Work is part of My design for your lives, Little One.

Work that honors Me, provides for your family's needs, and benefits humankind is honorable indeed.

"Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might." Ecclesiastes 9:10
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." I Corinthians 10:31